Go Set A Watchman By Harper Lee

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Go Set a Watchman Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee is the eye-opening and long awaited sequel to the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. In the sequel, we see Jean Louise Finch, a 26-year-old writer, visiting her hometown of Maycomb, Alabama. Her annual visits home include catching up with her father Atticus, Uncle Jack, her friend Henry, the people of the town and the memories it contains. Ever since she moved to New York, her relationship with Maycomb has been the same in her mind, but things are changing. Her hometown and its people are beginning to adjust to the new ways of the world around them, including increased segregation. Now Jean Louise, or Scout, must come to terms with these changes she never imagined would happen, including her father. Go Set a Watchman contains many strengths and weaknesses that affect the overall presentation of the book. The strengths make the book what it is and is very important to the way we perceive it, while the weaknesses take away from the flow and understanding of the book. To begin with, there are some significant weaknesses in Go Set a Watchman that made the flow of the story confusing. When Jean Louise makes her first appearance, she is on a train on her way back to Maycomb from New York City. There was never got a clear answer as to why she moved there in particular or what her current occupation is. Upon arrival, she is picked up by a man named Henry, who is not mentioned in the first book. Henry’s background is also not stated for

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